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I've registered stevenslockandkey.com for a client, through mydomain.com, set nameservers to ns1.mydomain.com and ns2.mydomain.com, and set A records for * and stevenslockandkey.com to point to 185.3.95.226. On 185.3.95.226, I have a simple page set up, and if I edit my laptop's /etc/hosts to point stevenslockandkey.com to 185.3.95.226, it displays more or less what I want it to. However, without munging /etc/hosts the only thing I've seen is a domain.com (not mydomain.com) parking page. I've tried waiting a few days to let updates propagate, but updates do not seem to be propagating the way I want.

What do I need to do so that stevenslockandkey.com points to 185.3.95.226 and displays what you will get if you edit /etc/hosts to point stevenslockandkey.com to 185.3.95.226 ?

Thanks,

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I think this is a caching problem with your browser. I get the page I assume you want it to show, and not a parked page.

Try setting the laptop's DNS to 8.8.8.8 (Google's public DNS) and try a different browser you haven't used with stevenslockandkey.com before.

You can use an online service such as Centralops to check what IP domain names are publicly resolved to, and thus avoid false negatives that might have to do with your local configuration.

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DNS looks ok:

$ dig stevenslockandkey.com

; <<>> DiG 9.8.3-P1 <<>> stevenslockandkey.com
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 7673
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;stevenslockandkey.com.     IN  A

;; ANSWER SECTION:
stevenslockandkey.com.  3541    IN  A   185.3.95.226

;; Query time: 27 msec
;; SERVER: 192.168.3.1#53(192.168.3.1)
;; WHEN: Wed May  4 07:38:43 2016
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 55

...and the URL looks just fine for me:

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Do you have a local DNS cache? If so, have you cleared it? Perhaps your workstation or browser is hanging on to an old DNS record for the domain. Try accessing the site from a different browser, different computer, or perhaps go try from a coffee shop or the like.

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